National Women's Soccer League

NWSL Announces 2017 Season Home Openers

North Carolina Courage to host Portland Thorns FC on Saturday, April 22 in its inaugural home match at WakeMed Soccer Park.

The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced today the schedule of home openers for the 2017 regular season. The NWSL will play a 24-game schedule and compete in a single table, with the teams each playing 12 home and 12 away regular-season games.

The Courage will start their inaugural campaign on the road on Saturday, April 15 against the Washington Spirit in a 2016 Championship rematch. They will then host U.S. International Tobin Heath, Canadian International Christine Sinclair and the Portland Thorns at WakeMed Soccer Park on Saturday, April 22.

Preseason training camps will begin on Monday, March 13 while the regular season will kick off the weekend of April 15-16.

Additional information for these games will be revealed when the complete 2017 regular season schedule is announced.

Season ticket memberships for 2017 are on sale now. For more information, please call our box office at 919-459-8144 or go online to

NWSL 2017 home openers


Saturday, April 15

Houston Dash vs. Chicago Red Stars (BBVA Compass Stadium)
Portland Thorns FC vs. Orlando Pride (Providence Park)
Seattle Reign FC vs. Sky Blue FC (Memorial Stadium)
Washington Spirit vs. North Carolina Courage (Maryland SoccerPlex)

Sunday, April 16

FC Kansas City vs. Boston Breakers (Swope Soccer Village)


Saturday, April 22

Chicago Red Stars vs. FC Kansas City (Toyota Park)
North Carolina Courage vs. Portland Thorns FC (WakeMed Soccer Park)
Orlando Pride vs. Washington Spirit (Orlando City Stadium)

Sunday, April 23

Boston Breakers vs. Sky Blue FC (Jordan Field)


Sunday, April 30

Sky Blue FC vs. FC Kansas City (Yurcak Field)

* = All matches subject to change


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